Solution To Overcome Cantengan During Pregnancy?

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Good night doctor, now I am 19 weeks pregnant, and my big toe is sticking for a long time before I even get pregnant … this really bothers me because the pus continues to come out and smell, had time to check into the health center only given an ointment, but not there are changes, there are suggestions so that the swelling is flat and the flesh grows on the wound does not continue to grow or better dry and quickly dislodged from the wound?

1 Answer:

Hello Momy


Thank you for the question.

Cantengan (paronychia) occurs when there is a portion of the growing nail protruding through the skin and triggering inflammation. Often, the wound in the foot caused by nail piercing becomes an entry point for harmful bacteria and microorganisms that cause infection, so that the nails and surrounding skin become festering, smelly, wet, swollen, and can even cause fever sufferers and chills.


Handling cantengan can be done in various ways, ranging from given drugs to surgery. Given your current condition who is pregnant, of course this treatment should not be done haphazardly. Worried, improper handling can actually have a negative impact on the fetus in your womb. Therefore, you should check your condition directly to the doctor or obstetrician so that the best type of treatment is chosen. If necessary, the doctor can coordinate with the surgeon in giving you the best treatment.


In the meantime, you should avoid giving careless nails your care, other than those given directly by your doctor. Safer, first overcome your condition by:

Wash your feet diligently with antiseptic soap, clean the area properly, while trying to free the nails so they no longer grow through the skin slowly
After washing, thoroughly dry your feet before using footwear
Choose footwear that are comfortable, clean, dry, and fit in size with your feet (not too narrow)
Do not carelessly exchange footwear with others
Warm compresses on your nails are good

Hope this helps ...

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